The Blanton Museum of Art at The University of Texas at Austin and the Fundação Iberê Camargo, Porto Alegre, Brazil, have joined together to organize the first comprehensive career survey of one of Brazil’s most important contemporary artists, Waltercio Caldas.
The Catholic Church has elected Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina to become the first Latin American Pope, Pope Francis. If you are looking for an expert or sources to provide context in your coverage of this new development, The University of Texas at Austin has the number one graduate program in Latin American History in… » Continue Reading
Event: “Art Across the Americas,” an Austin Lima Sister Cities art exhibition. Reception and month-long exhibition are free and open to the public. When: Reception is Saturday, Oct. 1, 6-9 p.m. Exhibition runs Oct. 1-30. Where: The University of Texas at Austin, Benson Latin American Collection, Sid Richardson Hall (SRH 1.108). A campus map is… » Continue Reading
The Benson Latin American Collection (BLAC) and the Lozano Long Institute for Latin American Studies (LLILAS) are joining efforts in an inventive approach to achieving common goals.
The Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas at The University of Texas at Austin has received a $270,000 grant from the Open Society Foundations (OSF) to support its work to help Latin American and Caribbean journalists improve the quality of journalism in their countries.
University of Texas School of Law Announces Dual Degree Program with Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México
The University of Texas School of Law and the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM) in Mexico City have announced a new dual-degree program that will allow students to earn both a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Texas School of Law and a Licenciatura en Derecho (Mexican professional degree in law) from ITAM. Lawrence Sager, dean of the UT Law School, and Jorge Cerdio, dean of the Department of Law at ITAM, signed the agreement at a ceremony in UT Law’s Susman Academic Center on March 5, 2011.
The United Nations (U.N.) Human Rights Council has endorsed the nomination of Ariel Dulitzky, a clinical law professor at the University of Texas School of Law, to a five-person Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances.
The Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law at The University of Texas at Austin has announced the winners of the 2010 William H. Crook Fellowships.
Event: Former U.S. Ambassador Hector E. Morales Jr. will speak with Houston-area investors about the economic climate in Latin America and investment opportunities in the region. A leading Latin American scholar, a journalist and a business leader will join Morales on a panel that will discuss the region's economy.
Third Annual Lozano Long Conference Explores Theme of Fear and Understanding Violence in Latin America
Event: "Republics of Fear: Understanding Endemic Violence in Latin America Today" When: Thursday and Friday, March 4-5, registration begins at 8:30 a.m., with opening remarks at 9 a.m. Where: Santa Rita Room, Texas Union 3.502 Background: The third annual Lozano Long conference will host panels on topics such as gender violence, human trafficking, forced migration,… » Continue Reading